Environment: “The Impossible” the Hollywood story of an American family hit by the Thai Tsunami “Plot & Poster” readied

Blog Note: The Andaman Sea, particularly Phuket is Thailand major tourism center and the movie about the Tsunami hitting the American and global movie theaters may impact Phuket in one way or another. What is surprising is that the Film article does not mentioned if the Thai Film Board, was able to plug the many Tsunami Warning system that has been put in place in the entire Southern Thailand region. Traditionally, such a movie “Plug” is accorded, such as in many foreign movies that are made in Thailand. The “Deer Hunter” or the “Killing Fields” both movies about the Vietnam and related wars, gave Thailand great plugs before.

The following is from Film:

And next, here’s the poster for The Impossible, which will be released by Summit.

As well as the plot description:

A terrifying and emotional story based on one family’s experience of the 2004 tsunami, THE IMPOSSIBLE is a compelling account of perseverance and survival in the face of unimaginable disaster and chaos.

MARIA (Naomi Watts), HENRY (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise.  But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth.  As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

Henry grabs the two youngest boys, SIMON and THOMAS, but it’s too late: the wave smashes into him with incredible force and dislodges his grip.  Maria is pushed underwater, where she is crushed and battered by debris to the brink of death.  She finally surfaces in a raging black sea, which has completely submerged her three-story hotel and the surrounding landscape.  Maria gasps for breath, while she tries to understand what has just happened, convinced that her family has been obliterated in the blink of an eye.  But then, her eldest son, LUCAS (Tom Holland), surfaces a few meters ahead in the wild flood.  Face-to-face with something unexpected and incomprehensible, she must fight against all odds for her child’s survival.  And her own.

Based on a true story, THE IMPOSSIBLE is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.  But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.  Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, THE IMPOSSIBLE is a journey to the core of the human heart.

One is fiction, the other is not. One is based on a natural disaster, the other is not, but it seems like Larry Crowne and The Impossible share the thematic link of human rebirth in the wake of a personal tragedy. Let’s hope they live up to that lofty standard.